Despite two domestic violence convictions that prohibited him from owning a gun, a 30-year-old Fresno man carried a .38 revolver with him anyway.
Now Marquis Leonard Hawkins is headed to federal prison for five years and 10 months after his sentencing Monday for being a felon in possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert said in a news release.
According to court documents, on March 7, 2019, officers conducted a traffic stop on a car driven by Hawkins. During the stop, the officers searched Hawkins and found a loaded .38‑caliber revolver inside his sweatshirt pocket.
The FBI and the Fresno Police Department investigated the case. The prosecutor was assistant U.S. Attorney Justin J. Gilio.